Happy Holidays

Date Posted: 
Friday, December 21, 2018

As we approach the end of the 2018 tax year, please note that the BSCTA/NYSUT/AFT dues total will be $1,048.35 for all full-time members working since January 2018.  NOTE: If you have been working as a part-time employee, started working in September, or took a leave of absence during the 2018 year, your final dues total will be provided in your December 28th paycheck under "Teacher Dues." 

It is also important to note that after conducting a full analysis of our local finances and saving on a variety items, none of which will decrease your level of benefits and services, your BSCTA leaders have been able to lower your local dues by 12.4% over the past three years.  Please rest assured that your local leadership is constantly looking at ways to keep everyone well-protected while simultaneously keeping costs as low as possible.   
Furthermore, I have included a couple of important links regarding the new tax codes and how they will impact our members.  Before visiting your accountant, take a look at Kiplinger's "15 Things NYSUT Members Need to Know About the New Tax Law," courtesy of NYSUT Member Benefits.  
Here are the two links:  
Have a great rest of the week, and enjoy your well-deserved vacation!